Monday, February 27, 2012

Research Works Act Dead (For Now)

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that the Research Works Act (“legislation to bar public-access requirement on federal research”) is dead. 

“The science-publishing giant Elsevier pulled its support on Monday from the controversial Research Works Act, hours before the bill's co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives declared the legislation dead.”

You can find the bill text, HR 3699, on Thomas here.

You can read Elsevier’s statement here.


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